In the process of getting my USA trip sorted. At weekend sorted plane seats and VISA son did it on the I pad. V tedious. When it came to pay it was $190 which seemed a lot, but paid it on Halifax CC.
Later that evening spoke to a friend and mentioned it he said miles to much so googled it. Turns out they should have been $14 each. We thought we were on the official USA ESTA site, turns out there are scam sites which charge you an admin fee. No one son didn't twig this.
Anway reported it to Halifax who could see transaction but no details so need to try and resolve later this week.
So if you are travelling to USA and you need to do onloine ESTA the fee is $14.
Checked on line says up to 20% of people applying on line get snared like me.
DBit late for me last time I flew to USA was 1983!!